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Rugby World Cup: Every 4 years – Began 1987 in New Zealand & Australia, last played in England & Wales in 2015. In 2019 Japan will host.

World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee Release World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee have announced an update regarding the predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis on this weekend’s pool matches. This includes the cancellation of two matches on safety grounds. TOKYO, 10 Oct – After extensive evaluation, World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee have announced an update regarding the predicted impact of Typhoon Hagibis on this weekend’s Rugby World Cup 2019 pool matches. This includes the decision to cancel matches on safety grounds. Based on the latest detailed information from the tournament’s independent…

Australia faces Georgia in both the team’s final pool match on Friday 11 October in Shizuoka. Kickoff is at 19:15 pm local time (6:15 ET). In the U.S, the match may be viewed on-demand on NBC Sports Gold and on TSN 1 and 4 in Canada. The Wallabies opened the RWC with a 39-21 win over Fiji, lost to Wales 29-25, and beat Uruguay 45-10. Georgia lost to Wales 43-14, beat Uruguay 33-7, and lost to Fiji  45-10. In the first two rounds, and then Uruguay beat Fiji 30-27and then lost to Georgia 33-7. In the Pool’s first third-round match,…

Wales came back in the first half to take a 14-10 lead over Fiji into the break. Wales added two tries after the match was tied at 17 all to win 29-17. The match was played on Wednesday 9 October at Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture. With the win, Wales qualified for the quarterfinals and will meet either England or France. Wales opened the RWC with a 43-14 win over Georgia, then defeated Australia 29-25. After the win over Fiji today, they finish pool play on Sunday against Uruguay. Fiji opened with a 30-27 loss to Uruguay and then lost to…

Scotland defeated Russia 61-0 on Wednesday 9 October at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa. The team led 21-0 at the break. Scotland will face Japan in the final pool match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and will determine who advances to the quarterfinals. Pool A standings have Japan topping the pool with 14 points, Ireland is second with 11, while Scotland has 10. Samoa follows with 5, while Russia exits with none. Two matches remain in the Pool. Ireland faces Samoa on Saturday, while japan meets Scotland on Sunday. Wins by Ireland and Japan will qualify both teams for the…

The USA lost 47-17 to Argentina on Wednesday, October 09 at Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya. At the break, Argentina led 19-5. The match will be the final RWC 2019 match for the Pumas and the Pumas now need to wait until the outcome of the Australia match against Georgia to see if they finish in third place in Pool C and qualify for the Rugby World Cup in 2023. A Georgia win over the Wallabies would give them third place. The Eagles play Tonga on Sunday in a short turnaround with both teams wanting to leave Japan with a win. England…

South Africa defeated Canada 66-7 and qualified for the Quarterfinals, as well as a bonus-point win. The Springboks dominated possession in the first half and led 47-0 at the break. South Africa tops Pool B with 15 points, with New Zealand with 14 points and Italy with 10. The All Blacks and Italy will face each other in their final pool match. The winner between New Zealand and Italy will advance to the Quarterfinals. South Africa has a 3-1 record as they opened the RWC with a 23-13 loss to New Zealand,  a 57-3 win over Namibia, and a 49-3…

Chris Wyatt, Kumamoto, October 7th, 2019 DJCoil Rugby Disclaimer: It is not the policy of this news service to make predictions about rugby matches. The predictions made in this article are relevant to the article, but only reflect the opinions of the author. The word choice of Minnows is also the author’s.”   Each successive world cup we hear the chant that the “minnows can no longer be disregarded.”  While upsets have been rare, games between traditional rugby powerhouses and the minnows (non-traditional rugby union nations that compete primarily with lower-ranked teams) have become more competitive.  The chorus grew louder after Japan…

Wales meets Fiji on Wednesday 9 October at Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture. Kickoff is at 18:45 pm local time (5:45 ET). In the U.S, the match may be viewed on-demand on NBC Sports Gold and on TSN 1 and 4 in Canada. Wales opened the RWC with a 43-14 win over Georgia, then defeated Australia 29-25. They finish pool play on Sunday against Uruguay. Fiji opened with a 30-27 loss to Uruguay and then lost to Australia 39-21, before defeating Georgia 45-10. Pool D standings have Australia with 11 points, Wales with 9, Fiji 7, Georgia 5, and Uruguay 4.…

Scotland plays Russia on Wednesday 9 October at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa. 16:15pm local time (3:15 ET). In the U.S, the match may be viewed on-demand on NBC Sports Gold and on TSN 1 and 4 in Canada. Scotland opened the RWC with a 27-3 loss to Ireland and followed with a 34-0 win over Samoa. Russia looking to end pool play with its first win following a 30-10 loss to Japan, a 34-9 loss to Samoa, and a 35-0 loss to Ireland. Scotland can still qualify for the Cup quarterfinals with bonus-point wins against both Russia and Japan. Scotland…

The USA will face Argentina on Wednesday, October 09 at Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya. The match will be the final RWC 2019 match for the Pumas, while the Eagles play Tonga on Sunday in a short turnaround. Kick-Off is at 13:45 local (12:45 ET) In the U.S, the match may be viewed on NBC Sports Network or on demand on NBC Sports Gold and on TSN 1 and 4 in Canada. France held off a comeback by Tonga for a 23-21 Pool C win at Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto City on Sunday, 6 October to qualify for the Cup Quarterfinals and is…

South Africa will be seeking a bonus-point win over Canada to qualify for the Cup quarterfinals. The teams meet in a Pool B match on 8 October at Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe City. Kickoff is at 19:15 local (06:15 ET). The match may be viewed in the U.S. on-demand on NBC Sports Gold and on TSN channels 1 and 4 in Canada. New Zealand tops Pool B with 14 points with South Africa and Italy with 10. Both Canada and Namibia are seeking their first win, as well as points. South Africa need a bonus-point win over Canada, which would…

New Zealand reclaimed first-place in Pool B with a 71-9 win over Namibia on Sunday 6 October at Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo. The All Blacks added two tries before the half to break open their 10-9 lead. With the win, the All Blacks top Pool B with 14 points with South Africa and Italy with 10. Both Canada and Namibia are seeking their first win, as well as points. New Zealand opened pool play with a 23-12 win over South Africa and followed with a 63-0 victory over Canada. They conclude pool play against Italy on Saturday 12 October. That match…

Chris Wyatt, Kureme, October 5th, 2019 One obvious and fascinating aspect of this Rugby World Cup in Japan is the presence of school children at the matches.  At several games I have attended, multiple sections of the stadium have been full of school children.  They are mostly from junior high schools and all wear school clothes or sports gear.  This was most prominent at Kumagaya (both games I attended there) and at Shizuoka.  These are organized groups of school kids.  While it is interesting that the Japanese bring school children on organized outings to major international sporting events, the most…

France held off a comeback by Tonga for a 23-21 Pool C win at Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto City on Sunday, 6 October. Les Bleus had a 17-7 lead at the break. With the win, France qualified for the Cup Quarterfinals and is in second place in Pool C with a 3-0 record and 13 points. England tops the standings with 15 points. Argentina is in third place with a 1-2 record and 6 points. France opened the RWC with a 23-21 win over Argentina and followed with a 33-9 win over the USA. Tonga lost 35-3 against England and then…

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